Great Guitars: Steve Cropper

Join us as we welcome GRAMMY-Nominated, soul guitarist Steve Cropper to the Clive Davis Theater. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer for his groundbreaking guitar work with Booker T. and the MG's, Cropper likes to say that he's had "four or five careers," all of which helped shape and redefine the meaning of the term R&B. The latest incarnation, released in August on 429 Records and titled Dedicated, features Cropper and a powerful "house band" of brilliant old friends and session greats jamming through selections (some famous, some obscure till now) from The 5 Royales catalog with superstar artists from multiple genres and generations: B.B. King, Brian May, Steve Winwood, John Popper, Bettye LaVette, Lucinda Williams, Sharon Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Delbert McClinton, Willie Jones and Buddy Miller. Hear Cropper on stage, along with GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman, talking about his legendary career with The Mar-Keys and Stax Records, what it's like to be one of the most sought-after session guitarists of all time, his work with Otis Redding and how, after 50 years in the business, he manages to "keep it fun." After the discussion, Cropper will take audience questions and participate in a signing.